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Ignore Climate Fakirs and Shamans

For Immediate Release
1st January 2011

Ignore Climate Fakirs and Shamans.

Statement by Viv Forbes, Chairman, the Carbon Sense Coalition

The Carbon Sense Coalition today accused governments in many western countries of wasting resources on the trivia of the Climate Change Industry while ignoring infrastructure needed to help people cope with real weather crises.

Speaking from his rain sodden property in flood ravaged Queensland, the Chairman of Carbon Sense, Mr Viv Forbes, said politicians need to get back to climate reality.

"Climate Change and extreme weather are always with us. The weather gods are blind to our sacrificial offerings – we will not change the weather by crucifying the public with carbon taxes and ration cards. What they really need is weather-proof transport, water and electricity infrastructure.
"That won't change future climate either but it will allow us to cope better with whatever weather we get.

"Queensland has wasted millions on the global warming industry, mostly on tokenism. Residents would be better off had they spent it on water storage, flood gauges and flood-proofing of highways, railways and airports.

"Europe and USA have wasted billions on the global warming industry. Residents would be better off had they spent it on reliable power stations and snow-proofing of highways, railways and airports.

"Climate change and extreme weather have endangered every generation of humans. But this is the first generation that has sacrificed its savings on the altars of the climate gods instead of preparing for whatever weather shocks we may encounter.

"We can forecast and control the weather" has always been the false promise of fakirs and shamans. This is usually accompanied by self flagellation and the sacrifice of some innocent victim.

"Today the fakirs flagellate ordinary folk with carbon taxes and plan to crucify an innocent angel of life, carbon dioxide.

"Sensible people make sure they have the equipment to cope with extreme weather events.

"It's time to ignore climate fakirs and shamans, and cease paying tributes to them."

Authorised by:
Viv Forbes
Chairman, The Carbon Sense Coalition

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